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Taylor v. Singh (In re Singh)

Citation: 
In re Singh, No. CC-15-1126-TaFC (9th Cir. B.A.P. Feb. 26, 2016).
Ruling: 
A lawyer’s failure to prepare a status report before an adversary-proceeding status conference did not warrant the terminating sanction of dismissal of the action. Not-for-publication memorandum.
Judge(s): 
Laura S. Taylor and Robert J. Faris, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judges, and Fred C. Corbit, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Spokane, sitting by designation.
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Jepson v. Bank of New York Mellon (In re Jepson)

Citation: 
Jepson v. Bank of New York Mellon (In re Jepson), Case No. 14-2459 (7th Cir. Mar. 22, 2016)
Ruling: 
The Court of Appeals ruled that, under New York law, a debtor-homeowner, does not have standing to challenge the assignment of a note / mortgage based upon the lender's alleged failure to comply with the terms of a pooling and ...
Judge(s): 
Posner, Ripple, and Hamilton
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Arnold, et al. v. Arnold (In re Arnold)

Citation: 
Arnold, et al. v. Arnold (In re Arnold), Case No. 15-031 (BAP 10th Cir. March 15, 2016). Unpublished.
Ruling: 
In an award of attorney’s fees under Colorado’s civil theft statute, bankruptcy court not required to follow the 5th Circuit’s factors enunciated in Johnson v. Georgia Highway Express, Inc., but follows state law.
Judge(s): 
Karlin, Cornish, Michael (Cornish)
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Schermerhorn, et al. v. Kubbernus, et al. (In the Matter of Skyport Global Communication, Inc.)

Citation: 
Schermerhorn, et. al. v. Kubbernus, et. al. (In re Skyport Global Communication, Inc.), No. 15-20246 (5th Cir. March 14, 2016)
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy Court’s imposition of inherent power sanctions against litigants who commenced state court litigation including derivative claims, which claims were barred by a confirmed plan of reorganization, was not an abuse of discretion. The court's findings that the sanctioned parties ...
Judge(s): 
KING, CLEMENT and OWEN
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Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Great Lakes Quick Lube LP v. T.D. Investments I, LLP (IN re Great Lakes Quick Lube LP)

Citation: 
7th Cir., Case No. 15-2093, Decided March 11, 2016
Ruling: 
The judgment of the bankruptcy court was reversed, and the case remanded in order to determine: a) the value of the asset transferred (in the form of commercial leases that were terminated pre-bankruptcy), and b) whether the transferee has any ...
Judge(s): 
POSNER, FLAUM and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges
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